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advisers. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you very much. i want to ask you what's just happened. the house minority leader, john boehner said he would consider extending the middle class tax cuts. if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for it, he said, on "face the nation" this morning. what is your reaction? >> i haven't seen the comments. i noticed the qualifier if my only choice is. if he -- if he's truly saying that we can, as the president called for, get a broad consensus to extend the middle class tax cuts, we should do it. we shouldn't hold that hostage for the argument about the tax cuts just for the very, very highest income people. if he's for that, i would happy. in the past, we have seen some of these circumstances in which what appears to be the offer of doing the sensible thing in the light of day, there's a little bit of a feeling of, well if the president's for it, i'm against it, then it falls apart. >> he does obviously say he's going do everything he can to fight to make sure that all the tax cuts
. their answers did surprise us. >> it's a fascinating story. i'm spited to see that. >>> and who says there's no more true passion in politics? check this guy out. >> if it ends tonight, i promise each and every person in this room, i will hit the ground running, come out swinging, and end up winning! >> that's phil davidson. he was running for county treasurer in ohio. he gave that rather lively campaign speech. it was posted on youtube. now he's got half a million hits. he's here live this morning. and he's much mellower than you might think. he's got a good sense of humor. we'll talk to him live na few minutes. >>> we're going to start with another about face from iran. they said they'll release the woman being held there with her two friends. her lawyer says she'll be released in two to three days. our jim sciutto has been following this all along. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a few days of enormous whiplash for sarah shourd's family. she was to be released, then friday, news that the release was canceled. now, something in between. she'll be released on bail, $500,000
to be harder. it's going to take us a while to dig out of this. we've been growing for more than a year. we've seen more than 3/4 of a million private-sector jobs come back. that's a pretty good beginning. the big global companies in the united states that export to the rest of the world, americans are very innovative, productive, good at doing the things -- producing the things that the world needs. those are encouraging signs. but it is still very tough out there. >> my thanks to treasury secretary tim geithner. >>> up next on the "wall street journal report," a sputtering economy, a weak jobs market, what does it mean for your money? we'll talk to one of the smartest men on wall street. >>> and looking back at the september season that shook wall street to its very core. two years since that weekend that changed everything. is the street any wiser? with orbitz, i know what to expect from my vacation. bad dog, balloon pop. [ dog whimpers ] because orbitz has price assurance. leaf in face, marie, man with computer. [ man ] marie! if another orbitz customer books the same hotel or flight fo
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another poignant remembrances. students placed over 2000 u.s. flags, each representing a person killed during the attack nine years ago. it just another reminder that we will never forget it as a country. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >>> along with a remembrance, today is also a national day of service. president obama rolled up his sleeves and helped paint walls at the john brown middle school in northeast. the president also took time out to talk to volunteers. >>> first lady michelle obama also picked up a paint brush, joining 100 other volunteers to paint the vincent hall retirement center in mclean, va., a retirement home for military veterans. >>> it was not a quiet day of reflection for everyone. there was a major protest and counter protest over the proposed islamic center and a mosque near ground zero. >> wake up, america! >> we have to agree on the constitution. >> more than 1000 people protested today. at the facility would not only include all mosque but also library and fitness center. the center would be open to all people. >>> one high-profile protest against the mo
and they told you you can't? >> they told us we can't. there's a change in the bound y boundari boundaries, more houses. >> reporter: behind me here is where homeowners have been lining to find out when we can go in. we'll be allowed to go in soon. but the owners of at least 83 homes damaged or destroyed in this fire ball still have no idea when they'll be able to get inside and find out if they have anything left. dan? >> incredibly frustrating for those people, i sure. neal karlinsky tonight. >>> and in colorado, hundreds of evacuees were allowed to return to their homes in an area near bould their was hit by wild fires. 169 homes were destroyed. now investigators are looking into whether a fire pit sparked this blaze, which could mean criminal charges are possible. the fire is now more than 70% contained. >>> congress goes back into session tomorrow, and issue number is is your taxes, mostly the bush tax cuts. the white house and republicans have been sparring over this issue, but today, a top republican seemed to open the door to a deal. here's david kerley. >> reporter: in a week duri
, and only one worker was involved. they are turning over information about the gift cards to the u.s. attorney's office. reporting live, richard reeve, abc7 news. >>> today, tea party supporters brought their message to washington. >> no more obama! >> they marched to the capital for their second annual 9/12 march. they wanted to make their message clear before the midterm election, advocating lower taxes. >>> and house minority leader john boehner says they also want to rein in spending. he said he would support president obama's plan to extend the tax cuts only for the middle-class and not the wealthy. >> i think that is bad policy. i do not think that is going to help our economy. we have got to cut spending. if we cut spending, we will help our economy. >> john boehner says he supports a rolling back government spending to the levels of 2008, which he says are 22% lower than the current rate. >>> we finally got some much- needed rain today, and meteorologist steve rudin has the answer about rain for the redskins game. >> for the upcoming football game this evening, the kickoff ju
children's generation will be better than it was for us? 66% to not confident. is america in a state of decline? 65% believe the country is in a state of decline. how do you combat that? >> it is tough to do. america has historically, internationally, been the home of national optimism. this is the most optimistic place on the place of the earth -- face of the earth. optimism breeds confidence. whether you want to take a chance on the gi bill, air, water, pollution acts that may difference -- the people that lack optimism, there is a sense of hunkering down. i cannot be concerned about other people. it makes me more self test, self-absorbed. it has a political ripple effect. i do not think that has been totally calculated. >> the president says we will put money into infrastructure. john boehner says we are going to cut taxes and government spending. how does that instill confidence in the american people? >> it does not compute. this is all meant to benefit the economic system, but how does it affect me? they do not feel it. both sides, politicians, they have really lost some credib
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